Lord, you are unconquerable!
In our lives, there is a window that opens
up to Heaven,
A few leave it unlocked.
Many keep it closed.
And so life looses its taste.
It is simple - we are not here forever.
We are just tourists in this world.
In fifty years time most of us won't
Our name will already be forgotten.
It is wise to keep reminding ourselves
because we then we realize that we
have to worry too much,
we don't have to struggle too much,
we don't have to make so much fuss…
Life is like working on a project that
and then we go back home.
So the little time we are here on earth
not disturb us so much
because we know we shall soon go to
This is good to bear in mind. But it
In life knowing things is not enough.
Being told not to worry because 'this
will pass' is not enough.
How can I not worry about my children's
How can I love my wife with her biting
How can I feel affection for my husband
is so quick tempered?
How can I accept my companion who always
How can I refrain from watching those
How can I not sin?
I'd love to… but I can't.
I'd love to… but I don't have the strength.
I have a tyrant inside me who does
me to do what I want.
The preachers recommend that I try
They seem to imply that "if I
want, I can do it".
Perhaps they are strong enough to succeed
when they try.
I am not.
Not even St Paul was strong.
"the good thing I want to do,
the evil thing which I do not want
is what I do!"
Who will rescue me from this body condemned
Who can approach me to give me a ray
Who will keep my window open towards
I give thanks to Jesus Christ.
Because Jesus Christ is truly alive.
And he wants to penetrate into my life.
As he thrust himself into the life
bride and groom at Cana.
As soon as he knew about their problem,
He did not sit there staring at them.
He worked a miracle.
He did the impossible.
He changed water into wine.
Water - the symbol of problems, worries,
Into wine - the symbol of feast, joy,
Yes, I know this very well from my
When you have Him, wine never lacks.
When you have Him, life takes on another
When you have Him, life becomes Paradise
And the impossible becomes possible.
He is the only one that has compassion
He is the only one that can do something
in our life.
How can you not love Him?
"Sincere (you are) to the sincere
but cunning to the crafty,
you save a people that is humble
and humiliate those with haughty looks.
Yahweh, you yourself are my lamp,
my God lights up my darkness;
With you I storm the rampart
with my God I can scale any wall.
This God his way is blameless;
the word of Yahweh is refined in the
for he alone is the shield
of all who take refuge in him."
(2 Samuel 22, 27-31)
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